Only the official TASC Senior Secondary External Assessment Medical Certificate will be accepted as it includes all information required by TASC.

The medical consultation must be on the day of your exam, or not more than seven days before the exam. If the date of the consultation is after the date of the exam it will not be accepted.

Do not attend your exam if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, or have been instructed to quarantine or isolate (including waiting for your COVID-19 test result).
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, arrange a COVID-19 test by calling the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738, or by making an appointment with your own GP.
Even if you are not symptomatic, do not attend your exam if you have had a COVID-19 test and are in isolation awaiting your COVID-19 test result.

Public Health Hotline COVID-19 test:

  1. You must register online or call the Public Health Hotline before your exam if you have symptoms that meet the criteria to have a COVID-19 test.
  2. Tell your school that you are having a COVID-19 test and can’t attend the exam.
  3. Complete the TASC Medical Certificate:
    • tick the box confirming you are having a COVID-19 test booked through the Hotline
    • sign the declaration to allow TASC to verify that you did have a COVID-19 test.
  4. Submit the TASC Medical Certificate directly to TASC immediately (without Section B having to be completed). Use contactless delivery:
    •  take a clear photo or scan of the completed Section A and email it to TASC, OR
    •  mail the completed form to TASC.
  5. You will be advised by TASC by email if your medical certificate has been accepted and you will receive derived results.

IMPORTANT:

  • You need to attend any of your exams that are scheduled on the day after you are notified of a negative COVID-19 test, if your symptoms have cleared up.
  • If you still have symptoms, you are not to attend your exams and must speak with a doctor to arrange a second TASC Medical Certificate.

GP arranged COVID-19 test:

  1. Immediately arrange a same-day appointment with your doctor or a medical practitioner to discuss your symptoms and for your GP to determine if you need a COVID-19 test. The consultation with your GP must be the same day as your exam and you must advise clinic staff that you have COVID-19 symptoms when making your appointment.
  2. Tell your school that you are having a COVID-19 test and can’t attend the exam.
  3. Complete Section A of the TASC Medical Certificate and provide it to your GP using contactless delivery.
  4. Your GP needs to provide TASC with your completed Section A and their completed Section B by email or by mail.
  5. You will be advised by TASC by email if your medical certificate has been accepted and you will receive derived results.

You need to attend any exams you have scheduled that are on the day after the dates of illness/incapacity written by your GP (which allows time to receive notification of the COVID-19 test result and your symptoms to have cleared). Usually a TASC Medical Certificate can be for a maximum seven-day period but this will be waived if the GP has indicated a period of illness/incapacity beyond the seven-day period on the certificate.

  1. Tell your school the reason you can’t attend the exam.
  2. Immediately arrange a same-day appointment with your doctor or a medical practitioner – the appointment must be the same day as your exam (or not more than seven days before).
  3. Complete Section A of the TASC Medical Certificate and provide it to your GP.
  4. Your GP needs to provide TASC with your completed Section A and their completed Section B by email or by mail within three days.
  1. Report to an Exam Supervisor and explain why you are leaving.
  2. Immediately arrange a same-day appointment with your doctor or a medical practitioner.
  3. Complete Section A of the TASC Medical Certificate and provide it to your GP.
  4. Your GP needs to provide TASC with your completed Section A and their completed Section B by email or by mail within three days.
  1. Tell your school the reason you can’t attend the exam.
  2. Write to the Executive Officer, TASC at execofficer@tasc.tas.gov.au within five days of your exam to apply for an emergency special arrangement. You must detail the reasons for your absence, and provide supporting evidence such as a police report, statutory declaration, etc.
  3. You will be advised by TASC by email if your application has been accepted and you will receive derived results.

Derived exam ratings will be applied to determine your results, if it is accepted that you are sick or experience an emergency and can’t attend your exam (in whole or in part).

For more information about derived exam ratings, see the information sheet on Student Results using Derived Exam Ratings.